Greater Mexico City is the most populous city-state in Central and South America and, perhaps, the most populous city on the planet, next to Hong Kong. Greater Mexico City is a vast urban range encompassing numerous smaller communities spread across several kilometres. The urban expanse and surrounding area is home to at least 60 million people, although no firm count has been taken.
Greater Mexico City is an important trade and manufacturing centre, linking North and South America, making it an important player on the international stage and an extremely wealthy city. The city’s position along the major trade routes linking North and South America make it a frequent target for bandits, raiders, and a variety of unsavoury travellers.
Greater Mexico City is home to a vast and diverse population, and is effectively open to almost anyone, so visitors of every sort are extremely common. However, unless you are born in the city, citizenship is not easily attained. To gain citizenship in Greater Mexico City, one must pass a strict medical examination, complete no less than one year of education at one of the city’s universities - which can be a particularly expensive endeavour - and complete at least one year of service in the city’s military ranks. Given the city’s strict policy on granting citizenship, few immigrants actually follow through and attain complete citizenship.
Like most city-states, citizenship in Greater Mexico City has its perks. Not only do citizens receive voting rights, but are also provided with standardised basic healthcare and educational services. Furthermore, Greater Mexico City has adopted the common practice of reserving prime real estate within the city for citizens alone.
All citizens are issued with an embedded PID which carries their proof of citizenship
Government and Travel Controls Edit
Greater Mexico City is a democracy, controlled by an elected President and State Council. Only citizens can vote in presidential and State Consular elections. Smaller elections are frequently held in districts of the city to elect regional representatives and special administrators. These elections are usually open to all residents of a particular district based on DNA tracking of ballots.
Travel in and out of the City is relatively easy. Although border patrols are tight, they tend to focus primarily on large vehicles and convoys, leaving the city’s internal security forces to deal with problems arising from small groups or individuals.
The security force and military of the city are divided into numerous layers, each funded and controlled differently. At the highest level, the city has a formal large-scale military charged with defending the city and its surrounding communities. There are numerous smaller security forces inside the city, generally funded by specific districts and charged with maintaining order accordingly. This complex and clumsy system has made crime more of a problem in some areas of the city than others, and most locals are very careful about where they do business.
Greater Mexico City’s military is known for its size, but not its technology. However, efforts are underway to upgrade and standardise it.